Sheriff’s scholarship open to parish’s high school seniors

From staff and wire reports
January 23, 2008 at 12:20 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

St. Charles Parish’s Sheriff Greg Champagne will award a scholarship providing assistance to a worthy St. Charles Parish student in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. It will be awarded to a graduating high school student from St. Charles Parish.

According to Champagne, “This scholarship is a meaningful expression for the program’s respect for education. It demonstrates confidence in Louisiana’s youth - our future leaders.”

Scholarships of a maximum of $500 each will be awarded graduating high school seniors.

There are no restrictions on the purposes for which the scholarship funds are spent.

The scholarships are not loans and will be awarded as gifts to defray the rising costs of tuition and related expenses in higher education.

The only limitations are that applicants be permanent residents of Louisiana, scholarships be utilized in higher education within the state of Louisiana and students must be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students.

Completed applications must be submitted to the sheriff of the parish of the applicant’s permanent Louisiana residence be April 1.

Further, applicants must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application. The award will only be paid for attendance at institutions of higher learning with the state.

All winners will be announced be May 1.

“Louisiana sheriff’s are pleased with the program’s ability to bring scholarships to Louisiana students bound for higher education,” said Champagne.

“To continue to do so, and fund other important projects and initiatives, continued support of Honorary Membership Program is essential.”

For more information regarding the scholarship program in St. Charles Parish, call Susie Breaux Gauthier at 985-783-1355.

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